The weather forecast for today was "sunshine and showers" and whilst that was accurate what it did not indicate was the severity of some of the showers and an almost total lack of sunshine. This however did not deter the brave souls ventured out onto the Church Course to compete for the Bray Bowl. This event, occasionally dubbed somewhat unkindly the “Divorce Open” is a fiendishly difficult format viz Mixed Foursomes Medal and made more difficult today by a strong breeze from the East.
First held in 1902, one hundred and fifteen years ago, the Bray Bowl is amongst the oldest of all trophies and certainly the most coveted amongst our mixed golfers requiring as it does patience and acceptance that one's partner is going to make the inevitable mistake. Today's winners have now won this trophy three times in recent years which is a considerable achievement. They tried their best not to win with a 6, 6, 9 finish on the 16th, 17th and 18th holes. Two over par gross after 12 holes their round had the makings of a runaway win, then wind and rain started to make life difficult. So well played
1st Bev Vann & Kevin Brenton 75.5 net
2nd Kath Biddle & Ian Day 76.5 net
A parallel greensomes stableford competition on the Holywell Course was won by Sue and Kevin Richards with 37 points.